Today in Jewish History - February 22 / Adar II 10
1890 February 22, MENAHEM USSISHKIN (Russia-Eretz Israel)
Menachem Mendel Ussishkin
One of the founders of the Odessa Committee. The Committee was dedicated to the practical exponent of the Hovevei Zion in establishing agricultural settlements in Eretz Israel. Ussishkin later served as president of the Jewish National Fund. He was one of the few Zionist leaders who actually settled in Eretz Israel.